Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Edition: Raglan Road

Top o the mornin' to you!

On this beautiful St. Patrick's Day I thought it would be fitting to discuss one of my favorite locations in Downtown Disney - Raglan Road.

Raglan Road - Downtown Disney (Photo courtesy of  
Raglan Road is a bright spot in an otherwise dim location. Since the closure of Pleasure Island, there have been few entertainment hot spots that have opened in the district. Yet Raglan Road has delivered, in my opinion, in creating a very entertaining place where you can also get a good meal and a refreshing drink.

Entertainment at Raglan Road (Photo Courtesy of
At first glance you will notice that Raglan Road is quite large! There is seating on the inside and outside of the building, so on those cool winter nights do not hesitate to ask for a table outside. (For those extra-cool nights, there are space heaters on the outside patio) In a rush? There is counter-service fish and chips on the side of the restaurant. On the inside of the restaurant, you will notice an Irish flare, with dark wood and Celtic influences.

Raglan Road serves lunch and dinner daily. The menu is pretty extensive, offering traditional Irish food with a modern twist. My husband and I almost always share "Appetizer D'lirrah" with whoever we are traveling with. This appetizer sampler includes:
- Dalkey Duo: Beer Battered Sausages
- Scallop Forest: Battered Scallops with Citrus Lime Dipping Sauce and Sweet Chili Jam
- Heaven on Earth: Baby Back Ribs in a Guinness Glaze (*Truly heaven on earth)
- Drunk Chicken Skewers: Whiskey Marinated Chicken Skewers with Honey Mustard

Dalkey Duo (Photo courtesy of
Hopefully this Appetizer D'lirrah (don't ask me how to pronounce it, I have no clue) description has given you a good overview of what Raglan Road has to offer. Of course they have traditional Irish food like fish and chips and Shepherd's Pie, but the chefs have found a way to make these staples more contemporary and foodie-worthy!

The food is just one part of what makes Raglan Road so special, however. The entertainment is what really makes Raglan Road a hot spot. Right in the center of the restaurant is a stage where authentic Irish performers are featured. From Irish bands in kilts to a fabulous Irish step-dancer that performs nightly, you will never be bored while dining at Raglan Road.

Entertainment at Raglan Road (Photo Courtesy of
Finally, what is an Irish restaurant without a well-stocked bar? Well it certainly wouldn't be Irish, that's for sure! The bar at Raglan Road features imported, domestic and local draught beer, your typical bottled beer and a pretty extensive list of craft beer. For those of you who like to sample, be sure to ask about their beer flights. In addition to beer, the bar also features a comprehensive whiskey and wine list.

Raglan Road Bar (Photo courtesy of
Raglan Road is a must-do for any Irish food/drink lovers. I highly recommend it! And on this St. Patrick's Day, I really wish I was there to celebrate like a good Italian girl!

Let me know what you think about Raglan Road in the comments section!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from The Disney Point!


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